Film Reviews, News & Competitions

 
 

 
Author Archive
 
 
 
 
DVD And Blu-ray
 

Parenthood

If Seinfeld was indeed a TV show about nothing, then Ron Howard’s Parenthood is a film about nothing. And yet, in this ‘nothing’, there is everything. Before Love, Actually and Garry Marshall’s Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve a...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DVD And Blu-ray
 

Cape Fear

If there’s one thing that will always be scary, it’s people. Old monster movies might lose their impact over the years as their special effects begin to age, and non-believers will never find much fear in the paranormal. But pe...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
DVD And Blu-ray
 

Dragnet

Dragnet is perhaps the most iconic and influential police procedural drama in the history of television and radio. Despite starting 65 years ago this year, the show’s cultural impact still resonates today – with almost all poli...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DVD And Blu-ray
 

King Ralph

Long before John Goodman terrified us this year in the brilliant 10 Cloverfield Lane, he was a cuddly and loveable comedy star. In 1991, he was given his first leading role – Ralph Hampton Gainesworth Jones, or quite simply, Ki...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
DVD And Blu-ray
 

Brewster’s Millions

Finally released on Blu-ray Brewster’s Millions is a surprisingly simple and endlessly entertaining tale of financial excess. Montgomery ‘Monty’ Brewster (Richard Pryor) has always dreamed of better things. As a pitcher for the...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Features
 

The Power Of Short Film

With York’s fantastic Aesthetica Short Film Festival now over and Edinburgh’s equivalent picking up almost straight away (11th-22nd of November) there’s clearly still a huge demand for cinema shorts. In fact with festivals, ded...

 
 
Features
 

Karen Guthrie: The Closer We Get

Out now in UK cinemas, The Closer We Get is a beautiful, life-affirming documentary about a Scottish family. Sam Love spoke to director and writer Karen Guthrie about making the film, the education and outreach project alongsid...
 
 
Film
 

The Closer We Get

In 2008, filmmaker Karen Guthrie and her mother Ann Guthrie decided to make a documentary about their family. Despite being in Ann’s words ‘rivetingly normal’, they both knew their story was anything but. Weeks later, Ann sadly...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Features
 

York’s Aesthetica Short Film Festival: Preview

From the 5th to the 8th of November, York’s annual Aesthetica Short Film Festival returns for its fifth anniversary. With over 300 films screening, this year’s festival promises to be one to remember. Sam Love takes a look at w...
 
 
Film
 

Do You Own The Dancefloor?

Despite closing its doors on the 28th of June back in 1997, Manchester’s iconic club The Haçienda still lives on in many people’s lives. For the current generation, it is just the myth and the legend. Immortalised in books and ...